University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture by Th. Emil Homerin, professor and scholar of Islam

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

January 31, 2003

Th. Emil Homerin, professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester, will discuss the religious and cultural dimensions of Islam and how they are interpreted in the West on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the University of Rochester.

His lecture, titled "Translating Islam," will be presented at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University's River Campus as part of the Neilly Series. The talk is free and open to the public.

Homerin has written several books, including Umar Ibn al-Farid: Sufi Verse, Saintly Life and From Arab Post to Muslim Saint: Ibn al-Farid, His Verse, and His Shrine, as well as numerous articles published in various books and journals. Since he completed his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago, Homerin has received several foundation grants in support of his work. He has lived and worked in Egypt intermittently during the last 15 years.

Homerin's lecture is sponsored by the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowed Fund of the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. For more information, contact (585) 275-4461.